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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
958 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$637K

2014

$620K

2015

$729K

2016

Number of Claims

9,024

2014

9,136

2015

8,821

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

204

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 557

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

201

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 14, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.